Hiker NORTHERN DRAWL 'We were careful making this CD,' says singer-songwriter Jason Medeiros of Hiker. He and his partner on this project, Rick Mancini, have two totally different approaches to music. Jason's live rock-n-roll ways and Rick's acoustic songwriting foundation blended perfectly on this compilation--Northern Drawl. In a word, 'simple' is how Jason labels their style of music. '...Rock-folk in the broadest of terms,' he adds. Their writing is inspiring, and the playing is solid. 'We approached it in a simple way,' explains Jason. 'Almost all-live tracks...with virtually no over-dubbing.' Northern Drawl was skillfully produced and recorded by long-time associate of the duo, John Mailloux, at his studio, Bongo Beach Productions in Fall River, MA (where Jason and Rick were born & raised). Hiker's reflective writing is very reminiscent, as if it were penned after our own lessons learned. Listening to this collection, one can identify with the sounds that they reveal. Minimally, they are songs that speak to every facet of one's lifetime. With Rick's dynamic approach on acoustic guitar, Jason's brilliant work on the keys, and the addition of George Correia's meticulous percussion and John Mailloux's spot on bass, Hiker is not your average singer-songwriter combo. In short, Hiker's latest album is a natural assembly of songs that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates quality music. You will find thirteen timeless tracks that have been thoughtfully selected upon their own merit. Whether you take it on the road or let loose in your living room, you will definitely be playing this CD over and over. So what are you waiting for? Check out Northern Drawl and Hiker Music today.